David A. Garfinkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, LLC
 | One Securities Centre, Suite 1150, 3490 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-939-5983
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

David A. Garfinkel is a member of Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, LLC, as an of counsel attorney for the firm, representing clients in numerous areas of family law. He handles cases in the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area, as well as in Sandy Springs, Fulton and DeKalb counties and throughout North Georgia.

Mr. Garfinkel has been board certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, and has more than three decades of experience in such topics as complex divorce disputes; high-asset property division; spousal support (alimony); child custody, visitation and support; paternity; and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. His experience and reputation have given him the opportunity to lecture on family law issues at numerous legal seminars and continuing legal education forums.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in 1973, from The University of Georgia, Mr. Garfinkel received his Master of Public Administration in 1975, from the same institution. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law - Samford University in 1982. Mr. Garfinkel is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

His commitment to the highest legal standards and exemplary customer service have earned Mr. Garfinkel numerous awards and recognitions, including the top peer review rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. It is important to Mr. Garfinkel to remain active in the legal community. He belongs to numerous bars and associations, and he has served as chair of the Family Law Section of The Jacksonville Bar Association and on the Marital and Family Law Certification committee for The Florida Bar.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About David Garfinkel

Admitted: 2013, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.lsswlaw.com/david-a-garfinkel/

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2009, 2012-2014
  • Hernandez Professionalism Award, "Family Lawyer of the Year," Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, 2006
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, The Florida Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2013
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, Organizational Committee, Founding Member Master of the Bench
  • The Florida Bar, Fourth Judicial Circuit Parenting Plan Drafting Committee, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Marital and Family Law Board Certification Committee, Member, Past Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Vice Chairman, 2008-2009
  • The Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Co-Chairman, 2010-2011
  • The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council
  • Alabama
  • Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Jacksonville Jewish Federation, Board of Directors
  • Jacksonville Jewish Family and Community Services, Chairman, Board of Directors, Past President, 2006-2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Group Workshop Leader, Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Moderator, "The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law," CLE Presentation, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Tampa, Florida, October 12, 2012
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Florida Family Law and Practice, authored by Judge Renee Goldenberg

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, M.P.A., 1975
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1973
Find Me Online
Website - www.lsswlaw.com
Office Location for David A. Garfinkel

One Securities Centre, Suite 1150
3490 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-939-5983


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Last Updated: 10/12/2017

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